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NFL 2013 Week 16: AFC Playoff Picture with Two Weeks To Go

Only two weeks left in the 2013 NFL regular season and nine AFC teams are still in contention for the playoffs and a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

With every game of vital importance, momentum is essential as teams look to the postseason.

"The teams that have the momentum at the end of the year can be the most dangerous ones to face," says ESPN analyst and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.

The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens face New England on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium (CBS, 4:25 PM ET) in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game. The Ravens, who defeated Detroit, 18-16 in Week 15, have won four consecutive games, tied for the NFL's longest active winning streak (San Francisco 49ers).

The Baltimore Ravens are currently in control of the AFC's final Wild Card spot and is still in contention for the AFC North division title.

"We are playing our best football right now and we are going to have to continue to improve for what we have in front of us down the stretch," says Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. "The thing I like about our football team is that we are a team of faith. We believe. We will run the race right down to the end."

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A breakdown of the AFC division races:

AFC East

New England (10-4) and Miami (8-6) remain in contention for the AFC East division title.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
New England10-43-27-3.429.474
Miami8-62-27-3.491.520

 

AFC North

Cincinnati (9-5) and Baltimore (8-6) remain in contention for the AFC North division title.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Cincinnati9-52-37-4.488.487
Baltimore8-63-26-4.415.449

 

AFC South

Indianapolis (9-5) has clinched the AFC South division title.

 

AFC West

Denver (11-3) and Kanas City (11-3) remain in contention for the AFC West division title.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Denver11-34-17-3.474.505
Kansas City11-32-37-3.331.408

 

A breakdown of the AFC Wild Card race

Eight teams remain in contention for a Wild Card spot. Denver, Kansas City and Indianapolis have already clinched a playoff berth.

Team Overall Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
*Denver and Kansas City has already clinched a playoff berth
** Denver, Cincinnati and New England lead their respective divisions
Denver* **11-37-3.474.505
New England**10-47-3.429.474
Cincinnati**9-57-4.488.487
Kansas City*11-37-3.331.408
Baltimore8-66-4.415.449
Miami8-67-3.491.520
San Diego7-74-6.561.495
Pittsburgh6-85-6.464.487

 

The remaining schedule for the nine AFC teams still in contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII:

AFC East

Team Patriots Dolphins
Source: NFL
Week 16at Baltimoreat Buffalo
Week 17BuffaloNew York Jets

 

AFC North

Team Bengals Ravens Steelers
Source: NFL
Week 16MinnesotaNew Englandat Green Bay
Week 17Baltimoreat CincinnatiCleveland

 

AFC South

Team Colts
Source: NFL
Week 16at Kansas City
Week 17Jacksonville

 

AFC West

Team Broncos Chiefs Chargers
Source: NFL
Week 16at HoustonIndianapolisOakland
Week 17at Oaklandat San DiegoKansas City

 

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